Westray is a small island. Just off Westray is a smaller island; Papa Westray. Just off Papa Westray is an even smaller island; the Holm of Papay. Here there are three chambered cairns from 5,000 years ago, with amazing carvings and beautiful stonework by our neolithic ancestors. I’m going to have to go there sometime. For now, this arial view from a light aircraft will have to do.
Scapa flow is at the very heart of Orkney. It is a beautiful shallow harbour of 125 square miles surrounded by islands. It ... Read more